Doctors who mentor play a significant role in the development of their junior medical colleagues. This book equips doctors with knowledge and tools for performing the role of mentor to junior medical colleagues in a constructive and productive way.
The approach to the mentor role described in this book will allow you to:
- perform the relational and developmental work of mentoring
- add structure to the mentoring you deliver
- assist junior medical colleagues to develop knowledge, skills, performance, and awareness and practise of values
- apply your mentoring knowledge and skills to diverse mentoring scenarios
- contribute to cultural change in the field of medicine.
In this book you will discover:
- mentoring as a partnership and a process for doctor development
- the mentor's role in the partnership and process
- how to recognise and respond to the developmental needs of doctors
- principles and practices of teaching and giving feedback
- a toolkit of ten versatile tools for the mentor role: purposeful communication, partnership, goal-directed interaction, curriculum and performance standards, brief intervention, resilience work, career guidance, confidentiality, evaluation and reflective practice of mentoring
- how diverse stakeholders can contribute to cultivating a culture of mentoring in the field of medicine
- theory, practical guidelines and narrative to illustrate mentoring in practice
- worksheets, templates and examples.
Authors Dianne Salvador and Dr Joel Wight introduce a mentoring methodology that is compatible with contemporary clinical training systems, and offer an approach to the mentor's role with utility for doctors in all areas of medicine. This book makes mentor training accessible and mentoring practice achievable for all doctors.